‘Unjust life ban’: Kaneria seeks PM Sharif’s help

Courtesy Dawn News Pakistan’s out-of-favour leg-spinner Danish Kaneria on Monday sought Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s intervention against what he called an “unjust life ban” enforced by the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Kaneria was accused of being involved in a spot-fixing scandal during England’s domestic Pro40 match in 2009. According to Kaneria’s earlier statements,…

Chelsea’s new manager Conte faces prison sentence over match-fixing allegations

Courtesy Dawn News ROME: An Italian court on Tuesday called for new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to receive a six-month suspended prison sentence over match-fixing allegations. The current Italy manager, who will take over Chelsea after Euro 2016, is accused of sporting fraud. The ‘Calcioscommesse’ corruption probe says the 46-year-old former Juventus boss failed to…

IMF wants Pakistan to curtail development spending by Rs360bn

Courtesy Dawn News ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund expects Pakistan to curtail its overall development budget by Rs360 billion (almost 24pc) of allocations to limit the fiscal deficit. According to documents released over the weekend after approval of Pakistan’s 10th quarterly review by its executive board, the IMF expected the government to limit its overall…